Grateful Dead Live at Pirates World on 1970-03-24
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|Don't Ease Me In|
|Cold Rain And Snow|
|Dark Star >|
|The Other One >|
|St. Stephen >|
|Not Fade Away >|
|Turn On Your Lovelight >|
|Me And My Uncle|
flac16; Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat (44.1k) Transfer Info: Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude v8.01 Professional -> FLAC
- 2006-02-18 04:46:14
- SBD > Master Reel > Cassette > DAT (44.1k) > Sony R500 > SEK'D Prodif Plus > Samplitude v8.01 Professional > FLAC16
- Dania, FL
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Pirates World
Subject: Date correction: This tape is 3/23/70.
The advert lists TWO dates, 3/22 and 3/23. These two dates both DID happen. I have spoken with people in Florida who clearly remember that the Dead played both nights, Sunday and Monday, and they went to both. Another person remembers having to choose between one show or the other and they ended up going the second night. This person remembers Morning Dew, Dark Star, and Lovelight, and so it would appear that the tape we have is from the second night of the two, 3/23/70.
I have also done library research and looked at microfilm of the local Ft Lauderdale News from March 1970, and the Dead were also listed in the paper for both nights, and the Youngbloods were listed to play Pirate's World the next two nights, 3/24 and 3/25. On the actual week of the shows, the paper again lists these dates all the same, with no changes or cancellations. So, between the newspaper and the people I have spoken with who were there, the Dead DID play two nights on the dates that are shown on the advert: 3/22 and 3/23.
Furthermore, Bob Weir has talked about how the band finished writing most of the song Truckin while sitting by the pool at the motel they were staying in for these Pirates World shows. Weir said that it was precisely because they were in Florida for TWO nights, and they had a free afternoon at the motel on the second day where they didn't have to travel, that it was possible for them to hang out at the pool and work on the final verses of Truckin. This means that Truckin was mostly finished on the day of the second Dania show, 3/23/70.
In conclusion, Deadlists and DeadBase both need to list two dates for Pirate's World: 3/22 and 3/23/70. And according to one person who attended 3/23, this is the show that we have on tape. There was NO Dead show on 3/24/70. The Youngbloods played that day and there were no changes or cancellations. The tape we have in circulation is 3/23/70. And there was the night before, 3/22, for which we do not have a tape or a setlist, but the date was played.
Subject: Important momemt in Dead history....
Subject: Great Morning Dew!
Take a listen to this for the Morning Dew!
Subject: When You Wish Upon A STAR...
Others have outlined several other highlights; I'll add only that the Lovelight here is not only really together and high energy, it has numerous unique, special moments from both Pig, and the rest of the band instrumentally. And last but not least folks, this is not only a great SNBD sonically, but is essentially a matrix-- a good bit of audience enthusiasm was captured as well. You can't possibly go wrong taking the time to check this one out.
Subject: short but sweet
Subject: Fun Filled Fun
Subject: I was there
I was in a band in NYC during 65-67 and bass player was a huge Dead fan. He was with us in Fla and attended this concert, too.
Prior to concert, 5 of us decided to take the ride across Pirates World, sort of an ore bucket thingy. While we're waiting to get into our cage, who's in front of us but Garcia amd his entourage...we wait and they get into the cage...a few mniutes later ( we had an abnormally long wait) we get into our cage...proceed to go 1/2 way across the grounds, about 50 feet in the air, and the ride stops...we decide it is the cops who want to bust us (Fla. in 1970 was, shall we say, intolerant of long hairs) so we start smoking everything we have...3-4 jointz each at a time...paranoid, the ride finally moves and we get to the end and the kid who opens the door says "Garcia told us there were a bunch of heads behind him, and to make sure you got a good long ride."
best ride of my life.
57 years old now and man, do I miss the 60s.
Subject: huge treat!
The whole set is just sick! If you can figure it out (and it can be done) download it and enjoy!
Subject: This is very nice!
The Dark Star, in spite of being cut, is tremendous and packed with Jam themes! As is the Good Lovin'
Five bones, this one is special!
Subject: Are you joking!!! hidden jam
Morning dew was a good start but short i think that the mama tried was good though the vocals are somewhat well not so loud, the good lovin' is just nsane with such and amazing jam it feels live a viola at points. the dont ease me in is too amazing. the cold rain and snow is typical but with a listen but the highlight of the show is the High time > Dark Star > Other One > St. Stepen >> Drums > NFA > Lovelight > me and my uncle
the dark star is spacy and great and the high time is amazing you feel jerry put his soul in the music but the st.steven to the end is just epic to the core great show an a must for the essential dead head the lovelight is straigh up pig pen and great to the core solid jammy
"take your hands out of yo pockets"
the dead had a few extra minutes so took it from a lovelight to a me and my unclebo weir said "say, we've still got a few minues left, guys. how bout a "Me and My uncle," man?"
What a great show played till the last minute
Subject: 3-24-70 Pirates World
I enjoyed the funky jams during Good Lovin', with Jerry ripping those leads, almost sounding like Viola Lee at one point.
Subject: Excellent Performance/Good Recording
Subject: bridge to the cosmic
these were some of the luckiest individuals.......spawned a generation of people that use the
word cosmic, and think there is a higher plane....the free jams of 69-72 part the curtain, you are
the good lovin is hot, pig sounds in command and the drum solo is appropriate and not too long....jerry edges his
way back in before long and gets into a nice duet with the drummers, something he did in the early years
but later it would be notable....soon it sounds more like a a trio, bob phil and billy/mickey, jerry just percolating
underneath and then coming out on everyone's heals and pushing all....the reentry is botched and they are forced
to play on and try again from another angle...that is their string point...another maniacal jam launches....pig brings
dark star cuts out and then you get shifted into a different space....it is an utterly different concept of sound....
at the start of the jam you could be listening to '69 live dead, but now it is more sonic, and immediately, less
conjuring....that is the nature of dark star mentality, to conjure, and when you come back from the cut,
it is straight to the other side, jerry and phil sound like they are playing different instruments, all the sudden
it is 1990, midi sounding....feelin groovy emerges....but jerry hammers dark star riffs relentlessly...it's hard
to distinguish the drummers, but then mickey is there on cowbell....and the bus comes round, swiftly to st stephen
great sounding show!!
Subject: Future Primitive!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: My First Show
This will always live on for me a show beyond description
Subject: Dead 3-24-70